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were called "pioneers" in the business of outsourcing jobs. and when his advice was to "let detroit go bankrupt," i said a million jobs were at stake, an iconic american industry is at stake -- i'm going to bet on american workers and american manufacturing. [applause] and today, the american auto industry has come roaring back. [applause] that's the choice. unlike my opponent, i want to stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. i want to start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in urbandale and des moines, right here in iowa, right here in the united states of america. [applause] that's what we're fighting for. you can decide whether "borrow money from your parents" is an acceptable answer for a young person hoping to go to college or start a business. >> booo -- >> or you can say let's make sure america once again leads the world in educating our kids and training our workers. [applause] let's help more young people go to college ready to learn. let's hire more great teachers -- [applause] -- especially in math and science. [applause] let's help more a
on the united states -- the attempted bombing in times square, the underwear bombing on the flight into detroit -- that we have to be more vigilant and there has to be more surveillance and there has to beat more guarding of the united states and the homeland. guest: i think we have to be careful but i don't buy colesville surveillance of and -- i don't think wholesale surveillance is affected. it does not decrease -- it does not increase our national security to do this. it threatens it. when communities feel under siege, they closed down and don't communicate. when the oklahoma city was blown up, police did not monitor other communities around the country. we think that is not acceptable to take one individual who has committed a crime and say the group that he comes from is somehow culpable and you have to crack down on them. there would have been a nationwide outcry if that had happened after timothy mcveigh. that is what has happened with the arab american community in this country. host: you talk about the growth of the program "democracy now." what change has there been in the focus for
-- >> i have seen you before. [laughter] >> what is the status of the talks between detroit and greece -- between troika and agrees? there is news that there is a deadlock on the measures. we really don't know what is happening right now on the talks. and they are even saying that there is a budget shortfall of $20 billion. can you tell us what is going on? >> i would be happy to tell you what i know could i was not in the room. but i can assure you that our people, including our chief man on the man on the ground are doing everything they cannot in order to help and assist and put them back on track. i am not finished, i will address the issues now. we do not need to $11.5 billion in cuts. we need a series of cuts and additional revenue in order to come if you will, fill in and help the country redress its public finance situation. that is number one. no. 2, we need some structural reform. so that those who can work, who want to have these markets, they can actually do so. many of the professions i increase are still closed up. a lot of these other professions are still highly protect
. 800 jobs were being lost a month. the housing market was in shambles. detroit was on the road to ruin. when president obama stepped into office, and he pulled our economy back from the brink. today there is only one person with the plan to return this country to prosperity, president barack obama. we are committed to his reelection. we are here at in charlotte to make sure president obama returns to the white house. we are here in charlotte to take back of the house of representatives and elect a stronger majority in the senate. we are here in charlotte to say with one voice that we will never stop fighting for the middle class. across the country, millions of working families know that we cannot go back to the failed republican economic policies of the past. we have to move forward. we know the democratic party is the oldest political party in the world but also the world's most forward looking. ours is the party of inclusion. the party of understanding. a party that believes this nation at drawls its strength from diversity. it values from is a middle- class. we believe that regardl
to finding the watts company, elroy worked for governor john engler of michigan. he, like me, is from detroit michigan and is a graduate of moorehouse college. thank you, elroy. [applause] >> next, albert sanders jr. come on down. albert sanders jr. is counsel to the united states committee on the judiciary. he's a principal legal and policies adviser, the assistant majority leader to senator deck durbin from illinois, chairs the committee on constitution, civil rights and human rights. he offers counsel on issues ranking from privacy, finances reform and he was named to the luke's 21 under 40 list. mr. sanders earned his become a. in political science from moorehouse college in 2001, there after, completed a certificate at wharton business school, while getting his law degree from the university of pennsylvania, where he was president of the path in 2004. he's a member of the state bar of california and the district of columbia bar. [applause] >> andre d. washington, senior sociology major from hinesville, georgia, who currently serves as the 81st student association government president for
of staff of the house leadership conference. he is from detroit, michigan, and a graduate of morehouse college. thank you. next, robert sanders jr. he is counsel to the united states committee on the judiciary. he is of principal policy advisor to senator dick durbin of illinois. he chairs the committee on civil rights and human rights. he offers council on issues ranging from cyber security to campaign finance reform and civil rights. he was recently named on the 40 under 40 list. he earned his b.a. in political science from morehouse college in 2001. thereafter, he completed study at wharton business school, getting a law degree from the university of pennsylvania, where he was president in 2004. he is a member of the bar. [applause] 'sanre -- anre washington is the student government association president of morehouse college. he is a passionate advocate for all students. one of his goals is achieving 100% voter registration on the college campus. he also has a focus on increasing student safety through partnerships with the atlanta city council, and the atlanta police department.
motors. yes, what i don't understand, in spite of that he was willing to let detroit go you bankrupt. i don't think he's a bad guy. i don't think he is a bad guy. i'm sure he grew up loving cars as much as i did. what i don't understand and i don't think he understood, i don't think he understood that saving the automobile worker, saving the industry, what it meant to all of america, not just auto workers. i think he saw it the bain way. i mean it sincerely. i think he saw it in terms of balance sheets and writeoffs. the bain way may bring your firm the highest profits, but it's not the way to lead our country from the highest office. [cheers and applause] >> when things hung in the balance, when things hung in the balance, literally when things hung in the balance, the president understood this was a lot more than the automobile industry. this was about restoring america's pride. he understood. he understood in his gut what it would mean to leave a million people without hope or work if he didn't act. and he also knew -- he also knew, he understood the message it would have sent around
in the business of outsourcing jobs. when his advice was let detroit go bankrupt, i said a million jobs are at stake, an iconic american industry is at stake. i'm going to bet on american workers and american manufacturers. and today, the american auto industry has come roaring back. that's the choice. unlike my opponent, i want to stop giving tax breaks to ship jobs overseas. i want to start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in irvandale and des moines, right here in iowa, right here in the united states of america. that's what we're fighting for. you can decide. whether borrow money from your parents an acceptable answer for a young person hoping to go to college and start a business. or you can say, let's make sure america once again leads the world in educating our kids and training our workers. let's help more young people go to college, get ready to learn. let's hire more great teacher, especialry in math and science. let's help more americans go to community colleges to get the skills for the jobs they need right now. governor romney wants to end the college tax cre
and communities. we are not going to lead detroit go bankrupt or toledo go bankrupt. manufacturing. i will make that bet any day of that is paying off for america out. audience: we love you, obama! >> three years later, the american auto industry comes back, 200 and -- nearly 350,000 new jobs, so it is funny seeing governor romney and governor casey, and others who have tried to rewrite history and now that you are back on your feet. these are the folks who said if we went back on our plan you can kiss the american automotive industry goodbye. now they are saying it was their idea all along. seriously. or what they are saying is the problem is that you, the workers, made out like bandits in this whole thing, that we did this whole thing because it is all about paying back unions. really? even by the standard of political campaigns, that is a lot of you know what. workers made some of the biggest sacrifices. 700,000 retirees sought a reduction in the health benefits they earn. the hours were reduced, pay and wages were scaled back. you gave up of promise and was made for you for the sake of fell
that he is leading the state and he turned his back on 400 state workers. he had to get his new detroit international bridge built. host: thanks. next up is the clinton township, michigan. annette has identified herself as stopped looking. tell us a little bit about your experience. caller: i live in the suburbs. most jobs do not hire minorities. i went to detroit and the work for about seven years. i went to school the whole time i was there. i have the document. i was a manager and they laid me off. gannett that is all i care about. it is going to be -- once i finish my teaching dissertation. >> when it comes to the demographics from the labor report amongst -- defined by race it says for those that identify as white -- hispanic is 10.2%. four categories when it comes to age. that is teenagers. unemployment rate for them when it comes to august host: tell us about the job you are looking for. caller: am currently working on my master's. i got a job offer in and the york. and i was laid off from that position. currently, i am finding out that -- i am african american. i am finding out
there was no future there before he came to detroit. he worked there to save enough money to bring the kids over. he said to be successful in america you have to be an education and they could not afford an education. we all work and we all say the, maybe we can afford to send one of them to college and they sent my wife to death. dad. he went to college and got a degree in a program where you work a semester and go to school once a master. -- one semester. i have inherited nothing. we earned it the old-fashioned way. [applause] i say that -- [unintelligible] there is a perception that i was born with a silver spoon. i was born with a silver spoon which is the greatest gift you can have an america. -- in america. 75% of life is set up if you were born well in america. there was a factor of employed about 25,000 women they were saving for potential of becoming married and the work force huge factories. as we were walking to this facility, the number of hours they worked, living in dormitories with bathrooms at the end and they had two girls per room. three bunk beds and around this factory was a huge
it to detroit and atlanta and old cities, littles do the empowerment zones, target it toward our underserved communities and communities of color. we don't have any initiatives coming out of this administration, no empowerment zones such as you saw from president clinton. we've seen none of that come out of thisstration streags. so i'd say look, if we're going to keep spending, you've got to target some money. that's the same message the congressional black causeous said to the president on the heeled -- heels of president bush's spending. for whatever reason that was never able to happen. catch me on the side and i'll give you my thoughts on that. i'd also advise, you know, the romney campaign on social issues. look, whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, we got to encourage life, folks. you got to encourage it. you know, there's all kind of issues surrounding, you know, a female not wanting to bring life into the world, but i think the federal government, i think as human beings we ought to be trying to encourage that. maybe there need to be more programs that say, if there's a pregnancy,
down here. >> speak a little slower and a little louder. >> i'm from detroit, michigan. my question is for anyone that wants to address this question. you kind of spoke about the consistency of just african americans being active in the political process of things of that nature and we make that almost sound like an issue of our generation when that's an issue of every generation. iment to know besides just saying how active we aren't in the process, how can we kind of keep people active all year round? >> well, what we've done actively, coming out of -- >> hold on a second. >> we recently had a conference called nacep. i forget the acronym but for student leaders and we had about 35 and we came together and built a coalition. and we now have a hbc unified registration drive. working together to get all the campuses registered. the thing about it is we are doing this in concert working under the radar so we haven't done press releases and talked to big news organizations because we're not interested in having the publicity. we're interested in getting the job done. there's some grea
workers in detroit and toledo who feared they would never build a another a american car. today they can not rebuild them fast enough because we reinvented an auto industry that is back on top of the world. [cheers] i have worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to a america not because our workers make less pay but because we make better products. because we work harder and smarter than anybody else. i signed trade agreements that are helping companies sell more goods to millions of customers. goods stamped with three proud words "made in america." [cheers] [ crowd chanting "usa!"] after a decade of decline, this country created over half of a million of manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. now you have a choice. we can get more tax breaks to corporations to ship jobs overseas or reconsider rewarding companies that create new jobs and train new workers here in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] we can help small businesses, double their exports. if we choose this path we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years.
. we are making things again. [applause] i have met workers in detroit and toledo who feared they would never build a another a american car. [applause] today they can not rebuild them fast enough because we reinvented an auto industry that is back on top of the world. [applause] i have worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to a america not because our workers make less pay but because we make better products. we work harder and smarter than anybody else. [applause] i signed trade agreements helping companies sell more goods to millions of customers. goods stamped with three proud words "made in america." [applause] [ crowd chanting "usa!"] after a decade of decline, this country created over half of a million of manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. now you have a choice. we can get more tax breaks to corporations to ship jobs overseas or reconsider rewarding companies that create new jobs and train new workers here in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] we can help small businesses, double their exports. if we choose this path we can cr
. but then president obama took office and he took action. when detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved a million jobs. [applause] seven presidents before him, republicans and democrats, tried to expand health care all-american. president obama got it done. [applause] he made a historic investment to expand progress so that more young people can afford college -- pell grants so that more young people can afford college. the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants. [applause] now it is time for congress to enshrine in law the right to pursue their dreams in the only place they have ever called home -- america. [applause] four years ago, america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds, a united republican opposition, our president took action and now we have seen a 4.5 million new jobs. he knows better than anyone that there is more hard work to do. but we are making progress. and now, we need to make a choice. it is a choice between a country where the middle class pays more said tha
detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved 1 million jobs. seven presidents before him republicans and democrats tried to expand health care to all americans. president obama got it done. he made an historic investment to lift our nation's public schools and expanded pell grants so that more young people could afford college. and because he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation of a generation of young law-abiding immigrants called dreamers. now it's time for congress to enshrine in law their right to pursue their dreams in the only place they've ever called home. america. four years ago, america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds, and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs. he knows better than anyone that there's more hard work to do. but we're making progress. and now, we need to make a choice. it's a choice between a country where the middle class pays more so that millionaires can pay less, or a cou
. a lot of them here in ohio. when some of these other folks said which of the detroit go bankrupt, when this abbas to walk away from an industry that supports one in eight jobs in ohio, i said we are not going to go that way. andbet on american workers three years later, the american auto industry has come roaring back with nearly 250,000 jobs. [applause] now you have a choice. we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas or we can start rewarding corporations and companies that offer up new plants and for our creating new jobs might here in ohio, right here in the united states of america. right here. i understand my opponent has been running around ohio. crowd: boo! don't boo, vote. vote. but he has been running around ohio claiming he is going to roll up his sleeves and take the fight to china. [laughter] now, here is the thing -- his experience has been owning companies that were called pioneers in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like china. he made money investing in companies that up routed from here and went to china. pioneers. ohio, you canno
products without exporting more jobs. you will remember my opponent wants -- would have led detroit go bankrupt. >[jeering] >> don't boo. >> vote. >> we sent to much is at stake. we rebuild the dying auto industry and we put it on top of the world. that is what we want to do for manufacturing across the board. we will create 500,000 new man -- new manufacturing jobs. incentives to companies that are right here in milwaukee. that is how we move forward. companies and small businesses double their exports. we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs the next four years. but it requires you to vote. it requires all of us to do our part. i want us to control our own energy. after 30 years of not doing anything, we raised fuel standards that means over the next decade your cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. [applause] we have doubled the amount of renewable energy we generate and thousands of americans have jobs developing wind turbines, long-lasting batteries. so, my opponent, he wants to let the oil companies write the energy plan. >> boo. >> don't boo. >> vote. >
opponent wanted to let the jury go bankrupt. -- wanted to -- my opponent wanted to let detroit to go bankrupt. we put it back on top of the world. [applause] what we did for autos, we want to do for manufacturing across the board. we want to create more than half a million new manufacturing jobs. now, we have to stop giving tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas. let's give them to companies at vesting rights here in milwaukee. that is how we move forward. big companies and small businesses double their exports. we can create 1 million a new manufacturing jobs in four years. it requires all of us to do our part. i want us to control our own energy. after 30 years of not doing anything, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, your car will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. we have doubled the amount of renewable energy we are generating. thousands of americans have jobs building wind turbines. we are less dependent on foreign oil than at any time the past two decades. my opponent wants to let the oil companies rights to the energy plan. don't boo.
words, let detroit go bankrupt, or another president who had another four words, not on my watch. [cheers and applause] a person who believes i'm giving tax cuts to the most fortunate, or a president who believes in making college affordable for all americans? a person who wanted to keep don't ask don't tell, or a president who believed that to you love should not keep you from serving the country love? -- you love? [cheers and applause] when the fog of uncertainty that surrounds a crisis storms into the white house, all the advisers and chiefs of staff have only guesses and hedges to offer the president, it will be the president's leadership that determines how we as a nation meet the challenges that face the middle-class. it is the president paul sebelius that shaped the future in which the middle-class has hope. the president who takes the oath of office will ship not just the next four years, but the next 40 years of this great nation. these next four years -- we need proven leadership, judgment, and values. america needs four more years of barack obama. thank you, and god bl
at the expense of american workers here at home. mitt romney proudly wrote an op- ed entitled "let detroit goalie bankrupt -- "let detroit go bankrupt." if he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from ohio and across the nation. mitt romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit by tearing it down. if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the rain gear and outsource the elves. [applause] mitt has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. it summers on the beaches of the cayman islands and winters on the slopes of the swiss alps. [applause] in matthew 6:21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasury is, there will your heart be also. and my friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] is well pastow, it wa time for -- the welfare to work, he is lying, as simple as that. and on his tax return, he is hiding. you know, you have to wondered just what is so embarrassing that he is going to such great lengths to bury the truth. but whate
of the midwestern papers. this one the sunday free press in detroit. democrats to make case for obama to return. they point out that auto industry comeback and medicare will be part of the convention's focus. you can read that at the free press of detroit. atlanta is on the line now. sandra, democrat, good morning. >> caller: good morning. >> host: why do you think washington is as divided as ever? that's the headline in the "post" today. >> caller: for one, president obama has never been given a chance. he's been doomed from day one. they talk about, you know, everybody -- they just talk about him doing what he say he was going to do. it's already messed up. and when you don't even respect the president, what else do you get? i mean, i think it's totally ridiculous. but i guess you can get anybody to make a show -- clint eastwood -- he's been acting for years. i don't have disrespect for the president. it's already divided. >> host: in clearwater, on the line for republicans. >> caller: i've got two quick examples. early on the president in a speech telling the republicans, you can get onboard
think of another son of an automobile man. governor romney. he grew up in detroit. my data managers and his dad ran the entire automobile company. american motors. understand, in spite of that, he was willing to lead detroit go bankrupt. i don't think he is a bad guy. no, i don't think he is a bad guy. i am sure he grew up loving cars as much as i did. " what i don't understand and i don't think he understood that saving the automobile worker, saving the industry, what it meant all of america. not just autoworkers. i think he sought it in terms of balance sheets and write offs. folks, the bain way they bring the firm the highest profits but it is not the way to lead our country from the highest office. when things hung in the balance, literally hung in the balance, the president understood that this was about a lot more hope than the automobile industry. this is about restoring america's pride. he understood why it would mean to leave 1 million people without hope or work if he did not act. yet he also knew and understood the message that was sent around the world. the united states
''s that will not work for the country if mitt romney is sitting in the oval office. mitt romney saw the death of detroit as good for investors. he could not see what the auto industry meant for the millions of middle-class families who depend on those jobs. barack obama, he immediately understood what was at stake. he saw saving the auto industry as good for his shareholders, the american people. [applause] president obama made the tough call and saved the auto industry. [applause] luckily, we have a choice, a clear choice in this election. president obama understands that, while government alone cannot states -- create jobs, it sure can create an environment for companies to grow and invest, and higher. that is why president obama has a plan to create jobs and build a strong economy to last. for yourself at fixe .com.kobama dot c president obama is working for the men and women in this nation. he is investing in you, your education, job skills, and the roads and bridges we all depend on when i began as governor, i received a phone call no government -- note governor wants to get. one of our top employe
them out. she has bailed out of detroit and wall street. she bailed out everybody time and time again. what will you do for the middle class? you continue to support big bailouts. one other thing. she has raised more money in new york city than the city of reno. i have raised more money in this campaign than in new york city. she raised more money on wall street than i have in this campaign. who is an apostate of the money on wall street? -- who is in the pockets of the big money on wall street? >> the next question will be directed to congresswoman. >> i was intrigued looking through both of you. -- your official website. has enough been done to defend our only true ally in the middle east? >> thank you for that question. i pride myself on being the strongest supporter of israel in the united states congress. we share a common bond. it is the only democracy in a dangerous part of the world and one of our strongest allies if not our strongest ally in the world. i think we need to do everything we can to work with israel to ensure iran does not acquire nuclear weapons. it is a threat t
outside philadelphia, detroit, and cleveland have shifted from republicans to democrats cents. what we saw in 2008 were places like northern virginia, charlotte and raleigh and the denver follow them. this is why those states are following them. michael been won 60% of college white women in 2010. it was not just hispanics. it was socially liberal white women in the suburbs. obama today, he is at 58% among college white women in denver, colorado. >> abortion is a high intensity issue of both sides of the debate. it is important to think about. >> -- on things like defunding plan. a. at republican in doorstep. i agree. abortion. is what it is. you have this divide. contraception came in and a way that was not previously -- all of this is allowing obama to hold his vote among those women, despite -- feingold change that. the democrats posted the first wave of campaign finance regulations, having to rely an upper middle-class voters. that shapes what is the issue mix that campaign spending the most time on. >> immigration is not an issue that is a court-based, republican conservative issue. t
said lead detroit failed. president obama said a failure is not an option and today, american auto workers can sleep securely knowing their jobs and opportunities for a brighter future exist because president obama fought for them. president obama has reformed the student loans, cut out the big banks and a lower cost of education for millions of students and is fighting for new investments to extend that opportunity for millions more. he helped repeal don't ask, don't tell, giving lgbt americans to openly and proudly serve our nation in uniform. he is standing up for the right to of those of us in the lgbt community to stand up and say i do. he fought for policies that unleashed the opportunities come with 21st century jobs that will remake our economy and restore prosperity to the middle-class. president obama is leading us through a challenging era by recognizing the strength of america is measured in the opportunity every one has to work hard and succeed. that is the spirit of our party and the guiding principle of our president. this election is our opportunity to rededicate ou
for her mother's loss. host: that's the obituary in the washington host. detroit, gene, are you sticking with the president in 2012 gene? caller: yes i am and i'll tell you why. it's not just about him, but it's about the ideological difference between the democrats and the republicans republicans care about money, and the democrats care about people. i was watching one of the programs, and on the night of the president's inauguration, there was a dinner of about 15 republicans, including paul ryan, and at that dinner, they made the determination that they were going to do everything they could to block the president so that he would not be reelected. one of the things they were going to do was go after geithner, one of the other things they were going to do is to be against everything that the president was for, and we've heard them say several times this is the program that the republicans help presented. well, they voted against it because they do not want him to succeed. so not only does he need to be reelected, but the house of representatives needs to turn democrat. hose host and t
detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved 1 million jobs. [applause] 7 presidents before him, republicans and democrats try to expand health care to all americans. president obama got it done. [applause] he made an historic investment to lift our nation's public schools, and extended pell grants so that more young people could afford college. because he knows we do not have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers. [applause] now it is time for congress to enshrined in law their right to pursue their dreams in the only place they have never called home, america. [applause] four years ago, america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action, and now we have seen 4.5 million new jobs.there is more our work to t we are making progress and now we need to make a choice. it is a choice between a country where the middle class pays more so that millionaires can pay less for
they should lead detroit go bankrupt was harmful to him in michigan. the company still emerges and that is lost as the headline, " let detroit go bankrupt." there was a story done by my colleagues and i trust there reporting. they are both fine reporters. that is what happens in campaigns. they start talking to reporters about how bad the other guy is. if you're in the obama campaign, nobody is doing that. host: charlie in new jersey. caller: i saw that a bill was passed in congress that will change our contributions to israel from $3 billion a year to roughly $10 billion to $12 billion a year. the price of gas in the united states is almost $4 per gallon. we have cut off the ability of i oil.o sell guest: i'm not aware of that bill. you can go to the library of congress website to get a report of where that stands. that doesn't sound right. that is an authorization measure. people spend up to that amounts. the funding for israel has been relatively stable over the year at about $3 billion. so you will not see a fourfold increase of foreign aid to israel. host: the house passed
: democratic caller, detroit and michigan -- caller: good morning, cspan. the senator commented about the comments that mitt romney made last night. is he aware that his mother did mention earlier that was 90 years old was in the 47% sun that he was talking about? guest: david brooks writes about it today in " the new york times." there are americans from all walks of life who have been benefiting from what government has done. at what point do we have the discussion of what will the government play in the lives of americans. ? people want less government and lower taxes. people want accountability. they want results. they want solutions. programs that have been successful over time, do we continue those and how we strengthen those and improve them? those things are there for people who need them. on the other hand, how you get more opportunity for people? in this land of the american dream, if people continue to pursue their dream -- when i talk to small business owners around wyoming whether it be a bakery or a florist or a dry cleaner or a rancher reformer, people who did build the
fewer jobs. my opponent, several years ago said, but detroit -- let detroit go bankrupt. when he said that he was talking about 1 in 8 ohio jobs. businesses in 82 ohio counties that count on the auto industry. we. no. we are going to -- we said no. we are going to bet on american workers and manufacturing. the american auto industry has come roaring back with 250,000 new jobs. so now you have a choice. we can give more tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. don't boo, vote. or we can reward companies that are opening new plants in ohio, training new workers here in america, creating new jobs. because we have been working on it, you believe me. we do not just talk the talk. my opponent has been spending a lot of time in ohio lately and he has been talking tough about china. he says he is going to take the fight to them. he is going to go after the cheaters. i have to admit the message he is delivering now is the better than the one he was delivering all those years he was profiting from investing in companies that were shipping jobs to china. when you hear his new found our r
with economic prosperity and some type of financial security. host: garrett is in detroit on the independent's line. -- gary. caller: i fell for the line about how the republicans are visonists. all my life i worked very hard. i paid all my taxes, did everything i should do. one time i moved out on a ranch and try to make it on my ranch, i did not have insurance and that's when i came down with heart problems and colon cancer and had nothing to fall back on. i went on food stamps, the lowest point of my life. the wasn't for help from the forrnment -- if it wasn't help from the government, i would never have survived. andno longer a republican one never support a republican again. as far as the democrats taking responsibility for this, they will never take responsibility for something the republicans have drove us into. this is a ditch the republicans have drove us into. glad your health has turned the corner. medicare is barack obama the first president to have cut medicare. $716 billion in cuts to medicare through the affordable care act. the romney-ryan ticket has a plan to save medicare f
screen if you would like to dial in to participate in our conversation. detroit, michigan, good morning. caller: this is the first time i have ever gotten through. thank god for c-span. it's amazing how many times the best programming on the air is on c-span and i have 300 channels. i have been studying this particular issue for 40 years in university. i do not know how much time you're going to give me, but i will tell you the main thing here is why by the caliph you're getting the milk for free? almost everything the union does benefits all the people in the union. all the people working there and working people who do not belong to a union. i spent 30 years at general motors. if you give all of us the option of getting all the services for free or paying for it, what you think most people choose? host: any response for that caller, mr. williams? guest: i hope things are going well for you in your part of the country. there is a lot of credence to the fact that if people cannot see the benefits of a negotiated contract, can see the benefit on wages, welfare, security when it comes to
you said and said we're not the worst schools in the country, detroit is the worst schools in the country, i said good for you, don't be guilty of low aspirations. i must say chicago has made progress, it's probably now the fourth worst school district in the country. i say this a big ironically. host: what are the problems? spell out the problems for the city. guest: the main problem, of course, is the condition of kids in inner cities in america. and i don't blame teachers for that. that is they are getting a lot of kids who do not have parental interest, parental involvement, a lot of kids from single parent homes. look, the singlemost important fact for the american future is 40 percent of our kids are born out of wedlock. this makes a difference in life, this makes a difference in society. so a lot of the kids that teachers and schools have to work with come to them less than ready for school, and what can they count on after school? some kids find, other kids know, it's not so good. so understand that the material they're getting isn't all potential rhodes scholars, w
let detroit go bankrupt, but when it came to the challenge with his firm he went to the fdic to get a bailout. >> taxpayer funds? >> it is taxpayer guaranteed. >> if that is not what the vice president said. >> jake tapper, i understand the conversation about whether campaigns sometimes bend the truth. we try very hard to get it right, unlike the romney campaign, who said they will run their campaign without fat checks. i am your own network, paul ryan was at it again. it was not our headline thursday morning. it was the news media headlines about the lies in paul ryan's speech. we have to it knowledge there is a difference in running a campaign and flat-out lying. paul ryan once again this morning said the president was responsible for the closing of a gm plant that closed. at the announcement was made in december, 2008, the production stopped before the president took the oath of office. give us a break. >> that put the congressman in a position of attacking the medicare savings that he preserved under his own budget. >> if and this man was chosen because he was the intellectual l
a few years ago. what was in governor romney's playbook? led detroit to go bankrupt. do you remember that? think about what that would have meant for america. if we had turned our backs on you, if america had thrown in the towel like that. gm and chrysler would not exist today. the suppliers and distributors that get their business from these companies would have died off, too. even ford could have gone down as well. production shutdown. once proud companies chopped up and sold off. all of you who built these companies with your own hands would have been pitched -- benched for good. that is not a good play. we did not run that play. more than 1 million americans would have lost their jobs in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. in communities across the midwest, it would have been another great depression. it is not just the workers. thing about everyone who depend on me. schoolteachers. small-business owners. the server in the diner who knows your order before you walk in. the bartender who knows your order before you walk in. their livelihood were at
in this state, and just a few years ago when the auto industry was what was in hismo playbook? what detroit go bankrupt. do you remember that? think about that would have mean not just for ohio but for america. if america had thrown in the towel just like that, and gm and chrysler would not be there. even ford could have gone down as well, a production shutdown, factories shut. once proud companies shut down and sold for scrap, and all the men and women who built those companies, you would have been spent for good. we did not run that play. more than 1 million americans across the country would have lost their jobs in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. across the midwest it would have been another great depression, and it is not just workers. think about everybody who depends on you -- schoolteachers, small-business owners, the server in the diner who knows your order before you walk in, the bartender who knows your order before you walk-in. their livelihood is at stake as well, and so is something else. how many auto workers were on the assembly line, but your
: the troy, michigan. -- detroit, michigan. i live in a park with 300 something other seniors. i have been president of the homeowners association until this last year, but i retire because my man is going to be 97 in october. and he had a stroke. i am very political, but i can see both sides. it is time that people look at both sides. the question is, are you better off than four years ago? being a senior and having social security, i am the same. but i do not want to go back to what was four years ago. it is like my man said, he lived through the depression. he was about a third person on social security as a young man. and he was told, you are never going to ever collect that money. guess what, 35 years he has collected it. and that is what he says about the affordable care act. he says, i'm not listening to that stuff because i've been through it with social security. host: it is always good to hear from a betty. my mom is an 80-year-old betty. and she is a widowed ladies, so maybe you're man has a brother for her. if he does, just give a call back. good to hear from you. next call fro
as in the hospital for tests. that sort of raises is concerned. at the same time, the night offices in -- the detroit free press get a phone call saying that eagleton has shock therapy in his background. the caller reported to be a mcgovern supporter who wanted this to get out before it became too late in the fall and the mcgovern campaign would not have time to react. this caller also calls the mcgovern campaign offices in d.c., so there are these two anonymous calls that really get the newspaper investigating, and at the same time, the mcgovern campaign is now asking eagleton questions about his past. but it is the newspaper eventually coming forward to the campaign in south dakota with a series of allegations about eagleton's passed that precipitates that disclosure and press conference in the middle of the dog days of summer -- eagleton's past. the campaign is on vacation, and this causes an incredible storm. one eagleton aide described it as being trapped in a hurricane, what happened. and the revelations come out. >> we are talking with josh glasser, author of "the eighteen-day running mate," c
. he is closely watching the detroit tigers when he is not watching the campaign. thank you for being here. thank you for joining us. as we discussed, this will be a very unusual transition regardless of who wins. let's assume that president obama is reelected. there is a cascade of important decisions that have to be made and the most important one may be on the tax cuts. if the republicans insist on extending the entire bush tax cuts, with the president be willing to let the entire tax cut expire on january 1 despite the concerns the cbo has raised what that might mean to the economy? >> the important thing to understand is that we think p period after the election is important. can we make progress on the broad based grand bargain agreement te? we don't agree with everything in bowles-simpson but the basic framework that in the entitlement savings and significant revenues is the core principle and it be done in a way that protect the vulnerable and asks those that are most well-off to contribute the most, we need to do something and we need to come together and i think there are ma
and bound to detroit that could have been a very serious disaster in which the administration's reaction was not seen as sure footed. it is amazing that we are here just about two months before the next election and it is somehow seen that the president has an advantage on these issues. i guess the main that has not been mentioned could be the killing of osama bin laden in may 2011, and the president abandoning some of the policies that were so controversial early in his term. i will start with you ben, maybe you want to add other factors about how we have gotten to this place. terrorism and national security issues and how democrats feel they are such an advantage. and how they feel like they can waive them like a flag at their convention here it seems like republicans are on the run over those issues. mitt romney did not mention afghanistan and the loss over this whole area with seen as a real advantage for republicans. >> think you are. and thank you all for coming out. -- thank you. it is great to have people gathered over a topic as not plan significantly in an election. there was a
a number of districts, detroit for example has seen declinement which is going to affect your per people allocation, so there's a little bit of a squeeze play there in terms of funding and the district -- [inaudible] in a -- so no exaggeration to say there's a bit of a squeeze play with the funding there. host: how much of an increase were they asking for? how much was the mayor willing to go for? guest: so the -- complicated by the fact that the school board rescinded 47 had already agreed upon wages so that plays into the figure the union was asking. again, different figure systems loaded. i've seen anywhere from 19% in the first year alone of a contract to 30% over a four-year period. again, we don't know what actually is in the framework that has been agreed upon by district and union, but teachers, they did want to see an increase. they did want to see some of the wages that had been rescinded, restored, so we're going to have to see how that plays out. host: from new york, noel is an educator. you're on "washington journal." go ahead. caller: yes. i'm in agreement to the teachers c
forward. host: let's go to our first phone call. a democrat caller in detroit, michigan. caller: we are 2.3 in gross national product and we have a 5.1 g.d.p. growth rate. since 1975, which was the last year that we had a trade surplus -- policies through the w.t.o., nafta, most favored trading status and oil exploration. i heard that 50,000 plants are lost to foreign competition. the question is how come no one noticed when it was 3,000? guest: those are two good and interesting points for debate. the first relates to the sovreignty issue, how does w.t.o. affect sovreignty and second of all the trade deficit. on the sovreignty issue, opponents argue that sovereign decisions by countries can be affected but the point i made earlier which is whatever the w.t.o. does and member country in terms of arbitration saying you are breaking the rules, a member country can say i choose not to. they can always choose not to, which is an important point to make. on the trade deficit, there is an issue that the u.s. has seen its trade increase and deficits increase with china since they joined in 2001.
. the economy was crashing. detroit was going to go under. we were going to lose the whole automobile industry in this country. that is insane. we have turned this around. are we where we would like to be? absolutely not. we have a ways to go. progress is there, we can see it happening. i would say that is the key to our future and that's what he needs to be saying in iowa. we have unique situations in iowa with the terrible drought so we need the farm bill. we passed the farm belt in the senate with republicans and democrats and supported by all the farm groups, supported by consumer groups, supported by environmental groups. the house will not pass it. the house is locked up and yet farmers need some certainty to know what will happen in the future to their crop insurance, to conservation payments, the milk situation. there are a lot of things that need to be done with the farm bill but the house republicans refused to pass it. host: how much time we have on the current farm bill? guest: until the end of this month some of it will spill over into next year. a lot of them don't. if the house
mining accident. realizing there was no future there for him or his four children he came to detroit and worked with the auto factories so they could save enough money to bring the kids over, which he did. and then they had together as a family, said, to be successful in america you got to get an education. they couldn't afford an education. and the kids and parents said, if we all work and we all save, we could afford to send one of us to college. they sent my wife's dad. working and taking a couple jobs and saving your money so that your brother -- so went to college. general motors institute of technology, which is one of these programs you work a semester and go to school a semester. and after it was over he became more successful and was able to hire his brothers and brother-in-law and provide for them. both my dad and ann's dad did quite well in their life. when they came at the end of their lives, they passed along to ann and me, we both decided to give it all away. i have inherited nothing. everything we have we earned the old-fashioned way and that's by work. [applause] [ina
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